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Happiness In A Teen.

by | May 19, 2007 | Self Esteem

According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the definition of happiness is,

  1. a: obsolete: good fortune: PROSPERITY
  2. a: a state of well-being and contentment : JOY
    b: a pleasurable or satisfying experience.

But why would obsolete be included in the definition? To be obsolete would translate into being worthless, unusable, replaceable, etc. How exactly can “contentment” and “obsolete” be connected? They clearly clash, one meaning satisfied, another meaning, in a sense, needing to be filled into a satisfactory state.

They can be connected into our confused age group: teenagers. We’re growing up, trying to figure out who we are, where we want to go, and heck, many of us just want to pass on to the next grade. There are days when we feel obsolete, having no power or authority to do anything in this world. However, we of course feel happiness as well; we often times find joy in many small things that adults don’t have time for or don’t see as significant.

For instance, things like shopping till’ we drop, rating the sex we’re attracted to on a scale of one to ten, and even staying up for 24 hours drinking energy drinks and watching a movie marathon. Simple things like this “grown-ups” find tedious and unimportant in life. When in actuality, it’s EXTREMELY important to the health of our souls and circulation of our emotions. Engaging in simple activities we enjoy can help cure things like depression, anxiety, social phobias, and other things in long-term adult life. So remember, we are capable of happiness every day, it’s up to ourselves to make sure we hold on to it; we’re young, we’re beautiful, we’re healthy; let’s enjoy it!

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